Glencar Construction has been awarded a contract by logistics building developer Baytree, to deliver one of the most sustainable schemes ever built in the UK.

Baytree is currently developing a 10.4-acre site at Fenny Lock, Milton Keynes and the showpiece 180,000 sq ft logistics hub of two buildings will incorporate features rarely seen in industrial schemes.

The scheme has been specified to be BREEAM Excellent, and WELL ready. It will include an extensive sensor suite which will monitor indoor air and water quality.

As part of Baytree’s Edge – Innovation at Work commitment, it will have a circular ‘cradle-to-cradle’ policy which involves materials being continually re-used.

There will be separate ancillary office pods with roof garden terraces and onsite water attenuation measures as a part of a sustainable drainage system.

That will include harvesting rainwater for re-use on site. The development will also provide outdoor gyms and training areas, edible vegetation and reclaimed timber seating.

It is expected to take eight months to build and be available for occupation by December.

Glencar managing director Eddie McGillycuddy said: “This is the first contract that Glencar have been awarded by Baytree and we are very happy to have been appointed to such a high profile and groundbreaking development.

“Some of the enhancements that will feature within the specification of this scheme are pioneering and we look forward to working closely with Baytree and the professional team and seeing the principles of the Baytree Edge – Innovation at Work approach in reality”.

Jonathan Fenton Jones, Baytree operations director, said: “The commitments made together in our partnering charter will facilitate us pushing further than ever before in facilitating energy savings, CO2 reduction, enhanced working environments and operational cost savings for our customers.

“We are confident that Glencar will deliver an outstanding scheme.”

See also: A step into a sustainable new world

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